The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1344 1380 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.38% 15.03% 15.24%
As % of the Vendors category 30.83% 31.61% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 640 627
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 138 117
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.60 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4359 4366 4157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.64% 47.57% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2374 2190 2068
Average daily rate £388 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 319
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £11.25 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 345 £350 -7.89% 112
Hampshire -1 325 £348 -0.57% 124
Surrey 0 187 £400 +14.28% 139
Buckinghamshire +1 176 £300 -11.11% 63
Oxfordshire -2 109 £375 +15.38% 48
West Sussex -3 101 £395 +8.96% 31
East Sussex -6 48 £308 +11.81% 15
Kent -5 28 £325 - 24
Middlesex +7 21 £391 -11.07% 4
Sussex -4 2 £325 -12.16% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £500 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1117 (40.43%) Windows
2 1004 (36.34%) MS Excel
3 688 (24.90%) Security Cleared
4 686 (24.83%) Active Directory
5 630 (22.80%) MS Office
6 562 (20.34%) SQL
7 474 (17.16%) SC Cleared
8 441 (15.96%) ITIL
9 435 (15.74%) SQL Server
10 429 (15.53%) VMware
11 426 (15.42%) .NET
12 367 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 361 (13.07%) Finance
14 357 (12.92%) Windows 7
15 319 (11.55%) C#
16 310 (11.22%) SharePoint
17 305 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 295 (10.68%) HP
19 285 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
20 276 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
21 271 (9.81%) Migration
22 265 (9.59%) MS Exchange
23 264 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
24 248 (8.98%) DV Cleared
25 241 (8.72%) SCCM
26 235 (8.51%) Oracle
27 234 (8.47%) Project Management
28 230 (8.32%) HTML
29 229 (8.29%) PowerShell
30 221 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 310 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 265 (9.59%) MS Exchange
3 117 (4.23%) IIS
4 101 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 101 (3.66%) Lync
5 83 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 73 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 51 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 50 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 46 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
11 40 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
12 28 (1.01%) CMS
13 27 (0.98%) IBM Notes
14 23 (0.83%) SAS
15 20 (0.72%) Apache
16 19 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 19 (0.69%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.62%) Node.js
17 17 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1004 (36.34%) MS Excel
2 630 (22.80%) MS Office
3 172 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 165 (5.97%) MS Project
5 133 (4.81%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.36%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.33%) InDesign
11 8 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.25%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.18%) SPSS
14 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.036%) RoboHelp
16 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 168 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.54%) SAP SRM
5 9 (0.33%) Primavera
5 9 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.29%) Maximo
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.11%) Changepoint
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.11%) Summit
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.072%) assyst
11 2 (0.072%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.072%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 97 (3.51%) Office 365
2 75 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.54%) SaaS
6 12 (0.43%) IaaS
7 11 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.36%) PaaS
9 9 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.072%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.036%) Taleo
13 1 (0.036%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.036%) Boomi
13 1 (0.036%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 166 (6.01%) DNS
1 166 (6.01%) SAN
2 144 (5.21%) Firewall
3 117 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 104 (3.76%) DHCP
5 90 (3.26%) Internet
6 87 (3.15%) WAN
7 82 (2.97%) LAN
8 65 (2.35%) VPN
9 49 (1.77%) SSL
10 45 (1.63%) VoIP
11 40 (1.45%) Wireless
12 33 (1.19%) NAS
12 33 (1.19%) SMTP
13 32 (1.16%) Intranet
14 31 (1.12%) VLAN
15 30 (1.09%) Network Security
16 29 (1.05%) HTTP
17 28 (1.01%) Ethernet
18 27 (0.98%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 108 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 83 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 77 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 66 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 52 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 49 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 39 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (1.34%) MySQL
12 34 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (0.80%) MS Access
16 19 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (0.58%) MongoDB
17 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
18 15 (0.54%) OLAP
19 14 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 106 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (3.47%) Visual Studio
3 37 (1.34%) JIRA
4 34 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 30 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 29 (1.05%) MSI
7 27 (0.98%) Selenium
8 26 (0.94%) Subversion
9 24 (0.87%) SoapUI
10 22 (0.80%) NUnit
11 17 (0.62%) Axure RP
12 16 (0.58%) StarTeam
12 16 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (0.51%) ClearCase
14 13 (0.47%) JMeter
15 11 (0.40%) JUnit
15 11 (0.40%) Maven
15 11 (0.40%) WebDriver
16 10 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
17 9 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 361 (13.07%) Finance
2 193 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 67 (2.42%) Retail
4 55 (1.99%) Marketing
5 33 (1.19%) Banking
6 30 (1.09%) Publishing
7 28 (1.01%) Advertising
8 27 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.80%) Military
10 21 (0.76%) Legal
11 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.51%) Back Office
13 11 (0.40%) Interactive Media
14 10 (0.36%) Electronics
15 8 (0.29%) German Language
16 7 (0.25%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.22%) Games
18 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 584 (21.14%) Analyst
2 320 (11.58%) Developer
3 196 (7.09%) Architect
4 171 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 155 (5.61%) Consultant
6 150 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 118 (4.27%) Administrator
8 111 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 95 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 90 (3.26%) Business Analyst
11 81 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (2.90%) Data Analyst
13 78 (2.82%) Desktop Support
14 77 (2.79%) .NET Developer
15 68 (2.46%) Service Analyst
16 64 (2.32%) Service Desk Analyst
16 64 (2.32%) 3rd Line Support
17 62 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
18 60 (2.17%) Server Engineer
19 59 (2.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (15.42%) .NET
2 230 (8.32%) HTML
3 183 (6.62%) ASP.NET
4 148 (5.36%) XML
5 120 (4.34%) Web Services
6 98 (3.55%) CSS
7 88 (3.18%) .NET Framework
8 69 (2.50%) WCF
9 59 (2.14%) jQuery
10 58 (2.10%) AngularJS
10 58 (2.10%) HTML5
11 52 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 44 (1.59%) JSP
12 44 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (1.56%) Application Packaging
14 37 (1.34%) Middleware
15 34 (1.23%) WPF
16 32 (1.16%) SOAP
17 30 (1.09%) RESTful
17 30 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 285 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 115 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 88 (3.18%) Clustering
5 74 (2.68%) User Experience
6 58 (2.10%) PKI
7 50 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 42 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 39 (1.41%) Replication
10 35 (1.27%) NHS
11 25 (0.90%) Social Media
12 24 (0.87%) Computer Science
13 23 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.80%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.72%) Visualisation
15 20 (0.72%) Private Cloud
16 19 (0.69%) Data Integration
17 18 (0.65%) CMDB
18 17 (0.62%) Statistics
19 16 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1117 (40.43%) Windows
2 367 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 357 (12.92%) Windows 7
4 221 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 219 (7.93%) Linux
6 218 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 145 (5.25%) UNIX
8 132 (4.78%) Windows XP
9 56 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 41 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (1.23%) Solaris
12 27 (0.98%) AIX
13 25 (0.90%) Windows 2000
14 22 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 21 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (0.69%) Android
17 13 (0.47%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.43%) CentOS
19 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (15.96%) ITIL
2 276 (9.99%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (9.81%) Migration
4 234 (8.47%) Project Management
5 203 (7.35%) CRM
6 170 (6.15%) PRINCE2
7 139 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (4.34%) Configuration Management
9 115 (4.16%) Change Management
9 115 (4.16%) Scrum
10 114 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 112 (4.05%) Service Management
12 96 (3.47%) MVC
13 82 (2.97%) Data Migration
14 81 (2.93%) Data Analysis
15 80 (2.90%) Service Delivery
16 77 (2.79%) Test Scripting
17 73 (2.64%) Validation
18 66 (2.39%) ETL
18 66 (2.39%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 562 (20.34%) SQL
2 319 (11.55%) C#
3 229 (8.29%) PowerShell
4 189 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 105 (3.80%) VBScript
6 91 (3.29%) T-SQL
7 79 (2.86%) VB
8 77 (2.79%) Java
9 58 (2.10%) VBA
10 52 (1.88%) C
11 51 (1.85%) C++
12 29 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 29 (1.05%) PHP
13 27 (0.98%) Python
14 25 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.65%) Ruby
15 18 (0.65%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.58%) Perl
17 13 (0.47%) X++
18 12 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 688 (24.90%) Security Cleared
2 474 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 305 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 248 (8.98%) DV Cleared
5 181 (6.55%) Degree
6 145 (5.25%) MCSE
7 114 (4.13%) MCITP
8 106 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (2.82%) ISTQB
10 77 (2.79%) MCP
11 64 (2.32%) MCSA
12 63 (2.28%) ISEB
13 60 (2.17%) CCNA
14 55 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 43 (1.56%) MCTS
16 34 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 31 (1.12%) CCNP
18 29 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 27 (0.98%) CISSP
20 23 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.44%) SLA
2 66 (2.39%) QA
3 21 (0.76%) Solvency II
4 19 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.29%) COBIT
5 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.14%) COSO
7 4 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
7 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.072%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.072%) DICOM
9 1 (0.036%) GAMP
9 1 (0.036%) GCP
9 1 (0.036%) GMP
9 1 (0.036%) BS15000
9 1 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 686 (24.83%) Active Directory
2 264 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 96 (3.47%) vSphere
5 58 (2.10%) XenApp
6 57 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 39 (1.41%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
10 18 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 17 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.54%) UAG
13 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.36%) NFS
15 8 (0.29%) XenServer
15 8 (0.29%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.29%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.25%) Firmware
17 6 (0.22%) BitLocker
18 5 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 241 (8.72%) SCCM
2 108 (3.91%) SCOM
3 50 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 35 (1.27%) SCSM
5 35 (1.27%) WSUS
6 27 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (0.87%) SCOrch
7 24 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 22 (0.80%) SCVMM
9 21 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 21 (0.76%) OVSD
10 19 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.62%) Puppet
11 17 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
12 16 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 14 (0.51%) WMI
13 14 (0.51%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.43%) vMotion
14 12 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 429 (15.53%) VMware
2 295 (10.68%) HP
3 235 (8.51%) Oracle
4 220 (7.96%) Citrix
5 194 (7.02%) Cisco
6 93 (3.37%) SAP
7 75 (2.71%) Dell
8 68 (2.46%) NetApp
9 60 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 53 (1.92%) McAfee
11 50 (1.81%) Symantec
12 48 (1.74%) Remedy
13 46 (1.66%) IBM
14 38 (1.38%) CA
15 30 (1.09%) Adobe
15 30 (1.09%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.09%) Business Objects
16 29 (1.05%) EMC
16 29 (1.05%) Lumension
17 27 (0.98%) Lotus
Wokingham, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £203.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £16.00 - £30.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Alton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour + holiday, temp to perm opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.80 - £8.0 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago